Tag Archives: interior design

Lighting and Space

lighting and space; unique lighting fixtures

Lighting fixtures bring your home interior to life. Lighting gives form and texture to a room, warms the dark corners, highlights a favorite piece of art, or creates a right mood. Changing the brightness of light that reflects from the floor, wall, and ceiling, has an effect on our visual perception of space proportions. That […]

Points of View on Lighting Fixtures

lighting fixtures; hand-blown glass and crystal chandeliers

There are two opposite point of views on the role of lighting fixtures in home design exists. The first point is tightly connected with prioritizing a functional element in design and architecture. Followers of this point of view are sure that lighting fixtures have to be purely practical, barely visible, and not decorative. They believe […]

Balanced Home Lighting

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A well-balanced lighting scheme is made up of three key lighting types: a flattering general light, task lighting that performs a functional purpose, and feature lighting that can put displayed objects in the spotlight. It is the use of a variety of lighting sources at different intensities that gives a home define character. The quality […]

Adding Touches Of Elegance with Pedestals

Italian pedestals - hand crafted Italian pedestals

Whether decorative pedestals for the home are simply designed or elegantly crafted from materials like Valencia marble, solid carved woos, and gold leaf, they add a uniquely classical and elegant touch to any decor. Pedestals give a room that unusual and visually inviting appearance that is always so beautiful to look at, along with being […]

Choosing The Right Furniture

Elegant contemporary interior with contemporary furniture, lighting and decorative accessories; interior design ideas; decorating inspiration

Most people associate comfortable furniture with soft cushions and pillows, but there is another dimension to comfort that involves emotional comfort as well as physical solace. Look around some beautiful houses. Other than the upholstered furniture – sofas, love seats, chairs, and ottomans – most of the furniture will be direct, firm, softened only by […]

Not Your Average Bookcases

Cambridge bookcase features a striking library ladder, offers a multitude of large and small drawers. This bookcase designed to fit in rooms large and small. Cambridge bookcase carries solid bronze hand rubbed polished hardware; available at InvitingHome.com

As more people shift from working in an office to working at home, the necessity of creating a useful working space without taking away from the comfort of the home becomes more apparent. A home office should not merely be a utilitarian room carved out of the home, it should a comfortable and welcoming space […]

Mirrors and Interior Design

mirrors; This unique mirror utilizes multiple styles, methods and materials to create its stained antique finish. Its solid glass bubbles are hand-applied, while the splattered antique finish is a product of a reaction between the raw glass and a chemical solution. Can be hung vertically or horizontally and we think it would be great in pairs. Features a security cleat attachment. Finish may vary

There are places in the house where quality mirrors are not only functionally appropriate but can be a focal point of an overall design. How gracious it is to enter or leave a house that has a large mirror in the entry hall. The formality and beauty of framed decorative mirrors with gold leaf finish […]

Mirrors and Home Accessories

decorating with mirrors inspiration; mirrors and home accessories

Mirror, Mirror, on the wall… Its function is obvious: to reflect the image of the one who looks into the glass. In interior design, a mirror has many more functions. Mirrors are used to reflect light, making a room appear brighter, and as a result, larger. Mirrors are sometimes used as purely decorative elements, with […]

Framing Mirrors

framed mirror

Custom framing of mirrors opens up a world of possibilities. If you do decide to go this route, the only caution is that if you’re unaccustomed to having frames for mirrors custom made, know that it takes a leap of faith. When you are buying mirrors that have already been made, you can decide whether or not you like it before you buy it

The History of Mirrors

Mirrors Gallery, Palace of Versailles

The history of mirrors starts in the III Century B.C. Most ancient mirrors were made from metal and had a round shape. The backside of the ancient mirrors was beautifully embellished with ornamentation. Mirrors were made from highly polished bronze and silver. The first glass mirrors were invented in I Century by Romans. From ancient […]

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